I'm a 47 year old writer, amateur photographer and amateur dad living in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
Covid-19: Goodbye Masks, Hello Facial Freedom
The day finally came! On March 15th, the mask mandate here in Manitoba was dropped. I had been counting down the weeks, the days, the minutes. I was and still am excited. I can now legally remove my stupid mask and let my face be free! It's a glorious day.
Cancel Culture Catches Up With Jimmy Carr
A few years ago, Jimmy Carr came to Winnipeg. My wife and I went to that show and heard some of the most vile jokes I have ever heard, and it turned us both off. I just didn't like the material. I mean, the guy is brilliantly funny, but the content didn't appeal to me. I don't like really vulgar comedy. I really don't. It's just not my thing. I've done comedy in the past, and always kept it fairly clean. So, no, I didn't really enjoy that Jimmy Carr show.
Big Boys Do Cry
Darn it all, I went on twitter and saw some tweets by some very "manly" dudes complaining about the "feminization" of modern men. Sigh. The feminization of men? What is that even? If a dude cries, it's feminine? Crying is not a gendered thing. It's a HUMAN emotion. Why work so hard to suppress that? Or to demonize it? Or stigmatize it? Why? Makes no sense.
Why I Cannot Support Black Lives Matter
This title may be a bit deceiving, but I didn't know how else to write it. I want to make a clear distinction between Black Lives Matter, the organization, and the statement or idea that black lives matter. Black lives MUST matter. Black lives should absolutely matter. No person should face discrimination or hate because they are black. If there are indeed problems with law enforcement unfairly targeting black people, especially black men, then that needs to be dealt with. This I fully, 100 percent support.
The Highs and Lows of the Holiday Season
When I was a kid, Christmas was THE most exciting time of the year for me. Christmas eve was the one night where I had so much trouble falling asleep because I was vibrating with excitement over what the next day would entail. Christmas morning was incredible. I think back and I don't think there was ever a Christmas morning where I felt disappointed. Not a single Christmas morning.
Should We Boycott Qatar 2022?
I remember being in the streets of Doha the day in 2010 when it was announced that Qatar would be hosting the FIFA World Cup in 2022. It seems so long ago now. I was out and about as it was announced over the radio that they had won their bid. It was getting dark. Within minutes of the announcement, the streets were flooded with cars honking and celebrating. Qatari flags sprung up everywhere! People were ecstatic that their nation was going to be hosting one of the biggest sporting events in the world. So much happiness, so much celebration, so much pride.
For Better or Worse, Kyle Rittenhouse Was Deemed Not Guilty
I'm not anti-main stream media, but there are times when I do think narratives that are pushed are sometimes quite wrong. And I do think that is the case with at least part of the information regarding the Kyle Rittenhouse story.
John Cleese Takes On The Woke Crowd in Typical Cleese Fashion
John Cleese is at war with the woke, and it's wonderful. No comedian is better at "Oh snap!" comebacks than John Cleese, and none are as experienced in the art of tackling authoritarian puritans than as he is.
Guns aren't Toys and Playin' Gangster isn't Cool
A few nights ago, it ended up being pretty dramatic around my apartment building, and I am absolutely livid about it. At about 1 in the morning, I woke to the sounds of gun shots very close by. Sure enough, at the bar right across the street there was a shooting. I heard 3 loud shots, but apparently there were up to 10. Then, the sirens started and the street out front was taken over by police. I went out to see what was happening, like pretty much everyone else in the building. We saw as the shooter was arrested and bundled into a cop car. I must say, I was impressed by how quickly the police got there and how fast they were able to get the shooter into custody. Good work Winnipeg Police Service.